Definition of verify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    verify

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪ//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they verify
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪ//
     
    he / she / it verifies
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪz//
     
    past simple verified
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪd//
     
    past participle verified
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪd//
     
    -ing form verifying
    BrE BrE//ˈverɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈverɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
    Experiments and research
     
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  1. 1to check that something is true or accurate verify something We have no way of verifying his story. verify that… Please verify that there is sufficient memory available before loading the program. verify whether, what, etc… I'll leave you to verify whether these claims are true. See related entries: Experiments and research
  2. 2verify something | verify that… to show or say that something is true or accurate synonym confirm Her version of events was verified by neighbours.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a legal term): from Old French verifier, from medieval Latin verificare, from verus ‘true’.Extra examples I’ll leave you to verify whether these claims are true. Please verify that your password was entered correctly. Several witnesses confirmed/​verified his story.
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